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12/18/19 - NNHS Newsletter
Christmas Comes But Once a Year


“Let us remember that the Christmas heart is a giving heart, a wide-open heart that thinks of others first. The birth of the baby Jesus stands
as the most significant event in all history, because it has meant the pouring into a sick world of the healing medicine of love which has
transformed all manner of hearts for almost two thousand years... Underneath all the bulging bundles is this beating Christmas heart.”

- George Matthew Adams

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Our bonus video has nothing at all to do with today's Olde English Christmas carol, but it does interpret the general theme in a different and interesting way, sooooo - Merry Christmas!

BONUS - Christmas Comes But Once a Year - a Classic Cartoon from 1936


   Happy Birthday today to James Strickland ('57)!

     Happy Birthday tomorrow to Durwood Adams ('57) AND the late Suzie Bauz ('63) (d. 11/03/14)!  

   Happy Birthday this week to:

20 - Ellen Carney Manson ('63) of SC;

21 - Ray Stinnette ('63) of VA;

22 -  Kitty Norman Haskins ('57) of VA AND Elliott Schlosser ('63) AND  Dottie Pegram Daniels (NNHS / George Washington HS - '64) of WV AND  Harry Barritt ('64) of VA AND   Dale Mueller ('64) of VA AND Bill Rash ('67) of VA;

23 -  Tom Flax ('64) of VA AND   Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA AND Holly Hill Campbell (Hampton Roads Academy - '72) of VA;

24 - James Gay ('57) AND Ann W. Hutcheson ('57) AND  Malcolm Davis ('65) of VA AND Sandye Jordan Frost ('67) of NC;

25 -  Patsy Bloxom Meider ('57) of NC AND Doug Dickinson ('69) of VA! 

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


December 18, 1939 - The Battle of the Heligoland Bight, the first major air battle of the war, took place.

December 18, 1944 - 77 B-29 Superfortress and 200 other aircraft of U.S. Fourteenth Air Force bombed Hankow, China, a Japanese supply base.


December 18, 1969 - Footballer Santiago Cañizares was born José Santiago Cañizares Ruiz in Madrid, Spain.

December 18, 1969 - Footballer and manager Justin Edinburgh was born Justin Charles Edinburgh in Basildon, Essex, England. He died there from cardiac arrest on 08 June 2019 at the age of 49.

December 18, 1969 - Race car driver Akira Iida (飯田 章) was born in Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan.

December 18, 1969 - Pole vaulter and coach Charles Dvorak (b. Charles Edward Dvorak on 27 Nov 1878 in Chicago, Illinois) died in Seattle, Washington at the age of 91.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 12/17/14:

“As we seek Christ, as we find Him, as we follow Him, we shall have the Christmas spirit, not for one fleeting day each year, but as a companion always. We shall learn to forget ourselves. We shall turn our thoughts to the greater benefit of others.”

-  Thomas S. Monson, 1987
(21 Aug 1927 - 02 Jan 2018)

    Thanks so much, Susan!

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 12/18/18:

   Thank you, Joan!

  From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 12/18/19, @ 6:30 AM:

  Happy Hump Day, a day which this week is exactly one week from Christmas. At this time of day on Christmas morning in my earlier days, the house would be in perfect order with the tree looking good, lots of beautifully wrapped presents underneath and coffee brewing in the kitchen. But come seven, when the family arrived, all was destroyed within fifteen minutes with a room full of shredded paper and other wrapping materials. So, it was off to the dining room for my special scrambled egg breakfast. All was over by ten, except for the clean-up and dish washing from feeding twenty or so, and by eleven I was exhausted, having only received about two hours of sleep. A two hour nap was in order, then off to visit friends, coming home around dark to watch White Christmas, an annual event. Needless to say, I never made it through the entire movie for often I had to work the next day.

Today it's much quieter, but I am happy for the memories and to those of you who still have children in the house I have a tip. Don't rush it, they'll be gone soon enough. Enjoy them while they are with you, then the memories later will be wonderful. An early Merry Christmas to you all. Salvador says hi.

    Thank you, Jimmy! Merry Christmas!


 From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 12/16/19, 11:26 PM:

  Thank you, Jean - as do I! Merry Christmas!



  From Mary Massey Lyle ('61) of PA - 12/17/17:

     EXACTAMUNDO! Thank you, Mary! Although they neglected to mention, "Good Yule" for Druids and "Happy Festivus" for the rest (of us ), and I personally prefer to extend the salutation to what the recipient is rather than what I am, they really nailed the closing thought: Say something nice to others, be thankful for kindly gestures towards you, and quit getting so easily offended!

   “… If a person says or does something that we consider offensive, our first obligation is to refuse to take offense and then communicate privately, honestly, and directly with that individual. Such an approach invites inspiration from the Holy Ghost and permits misperceptions to be clarified and true intent to be understood.” (David A. Bednar“And Nothing Shall Offend Them,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2006, 91, 92).

   By the way, Merry Christmas, Pretty Lady!


 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/29/19, 9:29 AM - "Smiles & Crafts" (#18 in a Series of 19):

  COOLThank you, Shari!



Nancy Anderson's Snowflake Pillow - "This stunning snowflake pillow will be enjoyed all winter long! Pillow cover is crocheted and snowflake motif is crochet separately then stitched in place."


 From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 12/10/18 - "Gluten-Free Popovers":

Gluten-Free Popovers

Really simple.

Preheat the oven to 425. Grease a standard 12 cup muffin pan or a 6 cup popover pan heavily.
Measure 3/4 of a cup of King Arthur or Bob's Red Mill gluten-free 1 to 1 flour mix (contains xanthan gum; don't use one without it. Don't use gluten-free Bisquick or gluten-free "baking mix") and 1/4 cup cornstarch.
Add 1/2 teaspoon salt. Whisk together.
Add 1 and a quarter cups whole milk and 4 large eggs.
Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 25 minutes, reduce oven to 375 and leave in about 20 minutes more for muffin pan and about 30 more for popover pan.
You want it well-puffed, golden, and firm, with a big air space inside. (I am told it will NOT puff properly if you substitute nut milk or soy milk.) Serve hot!

   Thank you, Domi! Good Yule to you and yours!

  From Me ('65) of NC - 12/17/17:

   This is so fast and simple to make, it's long been a great favorite of mine. If you can tolerate the high sodium content, it might help you during the next few hectic days:

Hamburger Stroganoff

1 pkg. wide noodles
2 lbs. hamburger, browned & drained
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of celery soup
1 pkg. dry onion soup mix
1 lg. container sour cream
   Prepare noodles, rinse and drain.  Add four soups to cooked hamburger; heat for 5 minutes.  Add sour cream and heat for 5 minutes.  Combine hamburger mixture with noodles.

                                                       - Carol Buckley Harty, Hillsboro, MO, 1984

Mr. Food's
Gooey Amish Caramel Pie - "Got a sweet tooth? If you do, then our Gooey Amish Caramel Pie may just satisfy your cravings. The rich sweetness of the caramel mixed with the crunchy pecans goes perfectly with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side."

Mr. Food's Cherry Nut Cobbler - "Be ready for loads of compliments when you serve up this yummy Cherry Nut Cobbler. Lots of shortcuts make it easy for you, but they'll never know that you didn't really fuss!"


From - 12/17/19:

Me: "I just burned 2000 calories in 20 minutes."

Friend: "How?"

Me: "I forgot to take my brownies out of the oven."


1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Wednesday, January 08, 2020 -The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere.

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     Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! 
We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

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Christmasse Comes But Once a Year

Music:     GREENSLEEVES (variant) §7255d
original harmonization from Christmasse in Merrie England, Marie Ruef Hofer, 1915
converted to SATB by CRB

Let's dance and sing and make good cheer,
For Christmasse comes but once a year,
Make merry now nor draw a tear,
So early in the Morning.

Then shout and sing till rafters ring,
For joy and mirth the seasons bring;
We'll welcome Father Christmasse in,
So early in the Morning.

“Christmasse Comes But Once a Year” midi courtesy of - 12/18/04

“Christmasse Comes But Once a Year” lyrics - and sheet music! - courtesy of -12/19/03

Angel clip art courtesy of - 12/18/04

Branch and Bells and Gold Bells Divider Lines clip art courtesy of - 12/18/04

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Winter Ornaments courtesy of Wayne Agee of FL - 12/12/10
Thanks, Wayne!

Animated BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!

Small Yule Log clip art courtesy of ??? - 12/22/06

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of - 05/23/16

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 From Alice Menin Daniels ('62) of Northern VA - 12/16/18:

  Thank you, Alice!

“Older people shouldn't eat health food, they need all the preservatives they can get.”

- Robert Orben
(b. 04 Mar 1927)